Conmen At Work – Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is a fun and witty musical. Put on by the Metropolitan Players at the SPCC Theatre

The show is set on the French Riviera, where Lawrence Jameson is a successful working conman. When a young rival, Freddy Benson, invades his territory. Lawrence whimsically takes Freddy under his wing to teach him the tricks of the trade. The arrival of a well-endowed American heiress starts a battle to see who can con her first.

Khalil Khay, who plays Laurence did an amazing job carrying the show through the twist and turns of the cons. However, the character that stole the show was Jolene, played by Lizzy Lindus, the comedic tone and energy she brought to the character leapt off the stage. 

The ensemble was full of talented people who kept the world alive. Standouts from the ensemble were Wade Neilson and Megan Kennedy. Their dance ability and facials were incredible. The whole ensemble did a fantastic job playing multiple different characters and doing astonishingly quick costume changes. 

Now the thing that truly makes this musical stand out and who is generally overlooked. The production team, set dressing, lighting and costumes were incredible. I believe this show should definitely be up for CONDA for Excellence in Lighting and Audio Visual Design. 

All in all it was a good show with belly laughs throughout. 

Tickets are on sale for the final week of this production (19th through 22nd July) from the SPCC Theatre website, with 7pm sessions on Wed, Fri, Sat and a 1pm matinee session on Sat 22nd.

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